Yvonne M. Williams-Wass: Lawyer with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Yvonne M. Williams-Wass

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Internal Investigations
  • Broker-Dealer
  • White Collar Defense
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8008
Fax: +1.404.853.8806
University University of Georgia, A.B., summa cum laude; University of Georgia, A.B.J., summa cum laude
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review, Moot Court
Admitted2009, Georgia

Professional Activities

Member, Governing Committee, Member, Governing Committee, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Women Stepping Up
Board of Directors, Partnerships Against Domestic Violence
Board of Directors, Girls on the Run, Atlanta


Yvonne Williams-Wass defends clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state regulators, and private litigants. She also represents audit or special committees or the boards of directors at public or private companies, investigating securities law violations, financial reporting fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and officer and director misconduct.

Selected Experience

Settled FDIC civil claims exceeding $100 million against the former president of a national bank.
Conducted an internal investigation of accounting allegations by foreign-based employees for the audit committee of a public company.
Settled a case within the D&O insurance policy limits for several former executives of a Georgia bank.

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DOJ Extends FCPA Pilot Program
Peter J. Anderson,Olga Greenberg,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, March 14, 2017
On Friday, March 10, Kenneth Blanco, the acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, announced that the FCPA Pilot Program would not expire on April 5, 2017, as originally scheduled. Instead, Blanco indicated that the program would stay in place...

When Outside Compliance Monitors May Be a Blessing: Companies Subjected to Corporate Integrity Agreements May Be Undone by Rogue Employees
Peter J. Anderson,Sarah Q. Chaudhry,W. Scott Sorrels,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, October 12, 2016
Companies face ever-increasing pressures to implement mechanisms designed to prevent or effectively address employee malfeasance. (We’ve previously addressed the increased prevalence of companies terminating employees who refuse to cooperate with investigations undertaken in response to...

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Yvonne M. Williams-Wass

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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